West Germany's Democratic Future:
After Adenauer What?
Konrad Adenauer stands on the threshold of a Biblical fourscore years, an age at which most politicians retire, and the speculation as to who will succeed him to the Chancellorship has by now become a kind of parlor game in West Germany. The big question, however, is not who but what will come after Adenauer.
To be sure, what the West German republic stands for, both at home and abroad, cannot be divorced from the who of Adenauer. He has established himself so solidly as an institution that one feels a certain reluctance even to look ahead to the time when he will not be bestriding the German scene.
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